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Heated words at town hall

Tempers flared and sharp words were hurled at community leaders by residents at Wednesday's TSPLOST town hall meeting at Savannah Tech's Liberty County campus.

July 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


No summer break for homelessness

For the fortunate, summer may mean lounging on beaches and weekend excursions.

July 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Retreat aims at city goals and priorities

City Manager Billy Edwards said he, Mayor Jim Thomas, city council members, Assistant City Manager Kenneth Howard and City Attorney Linnie Darden will be among the leaders attending the annual planning workshop July 18-21 at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

July 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Ballance, Rogers two of four up for Long County sheriff

Today's Long County election preview focuses on the sheriff's race. The first part of the preview looks at challengers Darrell Ballance and James E. Rogers. The second part of the preview will run Friday and look at challenger Frank McClelland Jr. and incumbent Craig Nobles.

July 12, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Working through the heat

Today's forecast predicts temperatures will be down slightly from what they've been in recent days, but that's little comfort for people whose jobs put them outside most of the time.

July 10, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


TSPLOST gets airings

Two opportunities to learn more about TSPLOST and voice opinions on it are coming up in Liberty County.

July 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Incumbent Shaw takes on challenger Long in 2nd District

Today's Long County election preview focuses on the 2nd District commissioner's race between incumbent Wallace Shaw and challenger Robert Long. Each candidate was given the same questions.

July 10, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Walthourville councilwoman elected to GMA board

SAVANNAH - Walthourville City Councilwoman Luciria Lovette was elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the its annual meeting on June 25.

July 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Electrical short suspected of starting house fire

An electrical short is suspected to have started a fire early Thursday that displaced some Walthourville residents.

July 07, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Authority replanting trees to keep value up

The Liberty County Development Authority on Friday approved spending $172,215 for reforestation at its Tradeport East and West business centers.

July 07, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Animal rescue caravan stopping here

Grace, a dog that became a symbol of resilience when it survived a Liberty County gas chamber and inspired the Georgia General Assembly to outlaw chamber euthanasia in 2010, will return to the area this week.

July 07, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Soldier hospitalized after stabbing

A pregnant soldier was hospitalized with stab wounds after being asked to break up a fight between a teenager and her roommate.

July 07, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fifth District commission race between Walker and Gordon

Today's Long County election preview focuses on the 5th District commissioner's race between incumbent Robert Walker and challenger Dwight Gordon. Each candidate was given the same questions.

July 06, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Coastal grants for Cay Creek, septic tank count

In addition to the Cattle Hammock marina planning, two other area projects have received federal coastal incentive grants.

July 05, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Soldiers get party for U.S. birthday

Fort Stewart celebrated America's 236th birthday Wednesday with a day-long party that began at Newman Field with a show, rides, games and food and ended at Donovan Field with a concert and fireworks.

July 05, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


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LCDA updates community on local industries’ year

Community leaders, business officials and citizens gathered at the Liberty College and Career Academy Thursday to hear a "year-in-review" update from the Liberty County Development Authority.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Rotary holds speech contest for students

The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday hosted its annual speech contest for area high-school students.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


New rural water system up, running

On an appropriately wet Friday, Liberty County officials and residents turned out to the Miller Park well site for a "Turn on the Tap" ceremony, marking the completion of a project started over 10 years ago.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County woman is ‘Hometown Hero’

Gina Riddle doesn't think she does anything more than the other people in her community. Others disagree.

January 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Miller Pasture education center up for sale

There's a for-sale sign at the Jan and Dennis Waters Educational Center on Dunlevie Road in Allenhurst.

January 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Zaxby's fans pack lot Monday for free food

To celebrate the grand opening of its first Liberty County restaurant, Zaxby's gave away one free menu item per week for the next year to the first 100 customers in line Monday morning. By 9 a.m., the parking lot was crowded and the line easily exceeded 100 people. The first customer to arrive, Charles Heatwole of Hinesville, said he had been in line since 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Man stabbed during domestic dispute

A Liberty County man was stabbed during a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon and later rushed to the hospital.

January 25, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


MLK birthday celebrated with parade

Local residents lined both sides of Main Street on Monday morning - from the historic courthouse down to the Hendry Street intersection - to watch this year's parade honoring the birthday, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


‘Taste of Liberty’ both sweet and savory

Nearly a dozen area restaurants, caterers and food vendors participated Friday night in the fourth annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Taste of Liberty and awards banquet at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. The event - which spotlights community leaders, volunteers, local businesses and eateries - treated nearly 200 guests to flavors many didn't know they can enjoy right here.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County to name playground for rec dept. supporter

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a request by the Liberty County Recreation Department board to dedicate a playground in honor of former rec department board member Mike Carreker.

January 18, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council recognizes unsung heroes, learns about homelessness

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday recognized the dedication of some city departments during a recent utility emergency, and learned about the city's upcoming participation in a nationwide homeless count.

January 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local artist holds gallery reception at arts council

The Hinesville Area Arts Council opened 2015 with a reception for local artist Ashley Kukula Cuevas last Thursday at the HAAC's downtown gallery on Commerce Street.

January 14, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City preps for MLK Day activities

Community churches, civic organizations and local leaders are planning a series of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scheduled from Friday-Monday, Jan. 16-19.

January 13, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local CASA branch holds kickoff event

Area residents, business leaders and "celebrities" gathered Friday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington for the Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates' Dancing with the Stars kickoff event.

January 13, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


County to propose new SPLOST referendum

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday decided that it will propose a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to citizens this year.

January 10, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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